ELOPE DEFINITION—WHAT DOES "ELOPE" MEAN?
What Exactly Is An Elopement?
Many people don't have a clear understanding of what Elopement means since its definition has been changed a lot in the past few decades.
While our grandparents might have considered "Elopement" as a cheap, badly-planned, cheesy, rushed, embarrassing, and non-official way of getting married, this is no longer the meaning of eloping.
Basically, an elopement condenses the concept of a wedding down to what really matters: the two of you, committing yourselves to each other. An elopement trims away all the extra stuff involved in a wedding, including the performance and production.
It is a deliberately small, intimate, meaningful, and genuine wedding ceremony where the nature of your relationship truly shines.
To elope your way to a marriage means to organize a small, meaningful ceremonial experience that is full of authenticity and represents what you are—a ceremony that is focused solely on the two of you and nothing else.
Elopements are all about the couple. All about their commitment to their partner. The gaze into their eyes while the love of their life is reading vows without the pressure or embarrassment of who is listening.
You can say or do anything you’ve always wanted to do without the fear of judgment because that day, nothing else matters but you and your partner. It’s a day focused on the two of you and nothing else.
WHAT IS AN
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT OR DESTINATION WEDDING
FYFTY MILES WEST?
Elopements give couples the opportunity to get married in private and to do it their way. Elopements are for the whimsically romantic, the adventurous, and brave.
Have you ever imagined hiking up the side of a mountain to get married at sunset? If yes, an elopement might be exactly what you’re looking for and I will help you elope stress-free.
I'm not "just" photographer. I'll be here for you from very beginning of planning your elopement or intimate wedding to moment you get pictures of your epic adventure.
I will help find best location for your ceremony, build timetable for the special day, I'll answer on any questions you can have in planning and preparation process, even makeup and hair styling will be my task!
Yes, you read it correct, I'm a professional makeup artist and hair stylist!
You will have best adventure in your lives while I document the whole story.
Let's turn moment into memory!
HOW IT WORKS
You contact me and we talk about your dream elopement or destination wedding.
Reserve your date
We work together on your dream elopement or wedding.
Your elopement day is here!
Get your stunning pictures and remember this day forever.
OUR COUPLES TESTIMONIALS
"Sasha is wonderful! Besides her talent, she is flexible and reliable! Something extremely important when the best day of your life is here. She cares about the needs of her clients!
She provided us with tons of information regarding location, what to wear, help us with schedule and etc. Sasha also done my makeup and hair, besides this was super convenient, I have never felt so beautiful in my life!
I was 100% impressed with everything about her! We are camera shy, but Sasha made us feel comfortable and we could be ourselves and that really made the whole experience enjoyable all around! And her work is beautiful - I look at our pictures nearly every day and they make me so happy. "
~ Tami & Mark
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE REACH OUT TO BOOK YOU?
I book weddings and elopements up to a two years in advance, usually 4 -12 months before the wedding date.
Sometimes I have elopement books only month or less in advance so in some case last minutes booking is possible! Don't hesitate contact me even if your wedding or elopement more than 2 years in advance or last minute decision.
I will be happy to chat with you! You also can check my Travel Plans and see if any of my destination already works perfectly for you.
HOW MANY PHOTOS CAN WE EXPECT TO RECEIVED?
Number of pictures can be very different and depend of locations, activities, and so on.
But usually you can expect 40-60 photos per hours of shooting.
I make sure to choose the best and those that represent all the moments of the day.
WE ARE FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE IN FRON OF CAMERA IS IT STILL POSSIBLE GET GOOD PHOTOS OF US?
Believed or not but most my couples have same concern. Don't worry. First of all, we’ll take some time to get to know each other, so it will be not so awkward to have me around.
When I start shooting I always encourage you to remember how you interact when it is only two of you alone, that allows me to capture candid moments.
I will, of course, guide you and give you easy instructions, but I try not to pose my couples, I really try to capture the moment as it happens.
It’s so important that you get to be your playful, romantic, and fun and I’m there to capture that.
HOW DO TRAVEL EXPENSES WORK?
Travel is built into most of my packages, this way you don’t have to worry about extra expenses or hidden fees. I’ll take care of making all the arrangements :)
You can check our Packages & Price for more information.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR DESTINATION WEDDING OR ELOPEMENT?
I try to arrive at least two days prior to the wedding or elopement.
That gives me enough time in case of delays, cancellations, strikes, etc.
YOU DONE MAKEUP AND HAIR FOR WEDDING OR ELOPEMENT?
Yes, before I become professional photographer I worked as wedding hair and makeup artist for 5 years. I really enjoy and love it but photography I love more;)
So I very happy what I can do professional hair styling and makeup for you in elopement or wedding day and you don’t have to worry about where to find makeup artist in some remote location or for 5 am sunrise ceremony!
WE REALY WANT TO ELOPE BUT DON'T WANT A LONG HIKE COULD YOU HELP US TO FIND BEAUTIFUL PLACE?
Absolutely! I understand if you don't want become sweaty and tired before ceremony even started, you must feel comfortable in this day! I am here to help you find the perfect location.
This is one of the most important parts of what we do as adventure elopement and small wedding photographers.
When we start planning your elopement or wedding day I'll do my best to help you find amazing ceremony spot without any or little hike.
WE WANT ELOP IN A CITY WILL YOU WORK WITH US?
Yes! While many people choose to elope in the untamed wilds of an unknown jungle or on a rocky coastline, it is also a fabulous idea to take your elopement or intimate wedding to a romantic city.